Talk:Freedom of Information Act (United States)

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Non-citizens?[edit]

Can a non-citizen make a FOIA request, either from the US or overseas?

97.50.124.111 (talk) 16:36, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Where is John Moss?[edit]

It is a huge oversight that John Moss http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_E._Moss is nowhere mentioned on this page. Lyndon Johnson is noted as signing this into law, but he was opposed to FOII.

Can someone more capable than myself try to fix this? background: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB194/index.htm, http://www.johnemossfoundation.org/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.154.109.20 (talk) 20:36, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

I am going to edit the page to reflect the fact that President Johnson opposed the bill, as confirmed by George Washington University's National Security Archive.0nullbinary0 (talk) 02:59, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Rewording of the Background section[edit]

The second sentence in the background section previously read, "However, the sensitivity of some government information and private interests clashes with this view." I feel this sentence was inelegant and confusing and I attempted to replace it with something more straightforward. I'm not a specialist in the subject, so I was careful not to change the meaning of the sentence. However, if I did so inadvertently, please improve it instead of reverting it. I also know that the sentence is still not ideal as it refers to 'others', but I felt this was allowable as the previous sentence made reference to 'some'. Perhaps there is a way to rewrite both sentences that makes clear the conflict without referring to nameless parties. Bendykst (talk) 02:24, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Further, the first sentence of the third paragraph currently reads "However, it is in the exemptions to solicitation of information under these acts that problems and discrepancies arise". It is a very unwieldy sentence to read and process. I suggest changes, but am not familiar.134.29.231.11 (talk) 22:05, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Update of "FOIA amendments and related executive orders" Section[edit]

This section includes the sentence "Congress is likely to readdress the issue after the 2010 elections." Was this ever done? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.241.104.196 (talk) 22:55, 7 September 2011 (UTC)